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Old 11-15-2003, 09:16 PM   #1
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Nor Cal
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What is my OS?

Whenever I try and download a Linux App, it asks for my OS (which is SuSE Pro 9.0) but I have no clue what to put. None of the choices say anything about SuSE.
One I'm trying to download is Realplayer at

The other is a graphics driver from

I need to know what to answer to each of these, both links go right to to page that asks for the OS.
Old 11-15-2003, 09:21 PM   #2
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You are running a 32bit Linux 2.4.x operating system.

On the NVIDIA page you would choose IA32.

On the RealPlayer you could choose Linux 2.x

Choose RPM if you would like to install with an RPM (binary) or the option without RPM if you would like to download the source and compile.
Old 11-15-2003, 09:27 PM   #3
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Atlanta, GA
Distribution: RHAS 2.1, RHEL3, RHEL4, SLES 8.3, SLES 9, SLES9_64, SuSE 9.3 Pro, Ubuntu, Gentoo
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For NVidia, you want IA32
(That means Intel Architecture, 32 bit)

For REAL, I would pick Linux 2.x (libc6 i386) RPM
(SuSE is running a 2.x kernel, you are on an i386 platform and you can install RPMs, right? I haven't used SuSE so I don't know. If you can't use RPMs, choose Linux 2.x (libc6 i386) and you will have to build the app)
Old 11-15-2003, 10:14 PM   #4
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I'm a Newbie user, so I'm not completely sure if I can install RPMs, but I'll try it and see. Thanx for the help with those.


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